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basically from salina through kansas city into the column by contraand missouri where they're getting the thund thundersnow. unfortunately that has snarled up traffic. anybody on the roads is facing very, very dangerous conditions. it is quold, windy and here comes the snow. you can see it moving into nebraska and iowa. i expect omaha, des moines, kansas city and even st. louis for tonight's rush hour to be very impacted. so i-70 to i-80, tough, tough travels. >> airlines are already cancelling flights. jim cantore, thank you very much. >>> on the news feed, the united nations security council is meeting this morning about imposing even harsher sanctions against north korea. the government anoned laus week it had successfully carried out the third nuclear test. it looks likely china will joins u.s. in the push for more sanctions. >>> the obama administration is getting aggressive. attorney general eric holder unveiling new efforts yesterday to fight the growing theft of american trade secrets. the move comes after a virginia-based firm accused a secret chinese military unit of cyberattack
. i took a trip to the small town about 40 minutes to the southeast of vatican city. this is st. thomas's church, one of only three designed from the ground up. it's the center piece of a pea yat is a here like so many. you have the requisite fountain. this is a little town that has been since the 1620s the summer residence of popes and will be the first place that benedict comes to retire after february 28th. and of course, anchoring this beautiful pea yat sda is the residence. you can see these huge doors. it doesn't look that big, but what's behind it is extraordinary because once you open those doors, you have -- look they are opening it it. we almost caught it. behind those doors you have a big courtyard which is on sundays when he's in residence here, he does do his sunday audience. but there's a huge villa with panoramic views of rome. the space between the villas and gardens behind these doors is bigger than all of vatican city with the most extraordinary views including the lakes that you can see over to the right. it gives you a sense of what pope benedict will be seei
city's mayor michael bloomberg who has been fighting the nra is on capitol hill today. millions of dollars from his super pac helped stop an nra backed candidate in the democratic primary to replace former congressman jesse jackson jr. what is your sense manu? how much influence could bloomberg have on the hill and what role might he play in this? >> i think he has a lot of influence and last night's race in the house district in chicago was very important in that regard. that was one democratic district in a democratic urban area. when you're talking about bloomberg's influence among a lot of red state democrats in arkansas, alaska, louisiana, states in which senators will have key votes on gun control, but who are very close to the nra, who are opposed to tighter regulations, that support from bloomberg or his influence is not as strong. so he has a lot of influence among members who are close to him on the gun control issue but democrats from rural state is not so much. >> and we just talked with karen about how the atmosphere overall could affect this gun debate and there has b
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